At times we all have challenges we need to overcome or problems that need solving. This is just part of life. These problems and challenges can be solved with effective step by step focused problem solving. Realize that there is a solution to the problem and believe that you can solve it. Below is listed an easy to follow guide in helping you tackle these challenges and problems.
The first thing you want to do is take out a blank piece of paper. At the top of this page write down your problem or challenge in just one sentience. After you have the problem sentience on paper write down what you know about the problem or challenge. Be specific on what you know about the situation, try to clearly define everything you know about it.
Once the above step is completed you can look over what you have written and see if you can make any connections. Having everything on paper in front of you will allow you to see the big picture and not just separate elements of the picture. Look for things that are interrelated, use your brain and ask questions of what you have written.
Try not to reinvent the wheel. Think of how other people have handle the same or similar problems. Think about how someone you look up to would handle the situation. Try to think about what solutions others would use. next ask yourself if any of the strategies others have used would help in your situation. Can you mold them or change them a little to make them work for you? As you are going through this process it is good to write down any ideas that come to mind. You can look this over later and make a decisions then. The important thing is to get it down on paper now. Your goal is not to make a decision at this point, but to create a large number of ideas.
If your problem or challenge has several different elements it is helpful to break it down to the smallest parts possible. Once you have done this go over the process above once again. This is a very good technique when you are faced with hard to solve complex problems.
Another technique is to imagine how you would like to see the final result. Once you have done this, work your way backwards solving the problems one by one. You can even combine this technique with the one above.
If you are having problems coming up with solutions, ask someone to join you and brainstorm together. When I have a clear defined question I have even asked complete strangers. Amazing enough they sometimes have a point of view that I never even considered. These steps seem very simple, but will get you to the root of the problem and most likely give you an answer. Do not give up, the answer is out there, you just need to find it.
The author Paul Andrew Todd was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and Since a very early age Paul has had a interest in metaphysics. He has read and studied extensively in the fields of spirituality, metaphysics, religion, mind control and other personal improvement areas. Paul has been a certified hypnotherapist for thirteen years. He graduated from the Cincinnati School of Hypnosis in 1996. Paul also has been practicing meditation daily since 1994. He is a trained yoga teacher and meditation instructor. Paul learned yoga at Rishikesh Yogpeeth in India. Since early 2009 Paul has been traveling the world and living on the road. His web site can be found at Increase Creativity
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